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Clague Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 735 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted yesterday

Clague isn't technically a STEAM school, but it has a strong emphasis on science, math, and the arts. It's a really terrific school. We've been to three district high school band competitions recently, and the Clague Middle School band and orchestra programs would compete very well at that level. Both of our kids are doing well in advanced math and science courses at Skyline High now (one is a national merit scholarship semi-finalist), and both are still in band because Clague gave them such great preparation for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Excellent school..... this is my third child attending Clague and I cannot say enough about the great learning experience each of my children have experienced. Not ONE of my children have experienced ANY bullying or have seen ANY fights. This school is save and well managed with a loving staff of teachers and dedicated principal. Clague also has a huge diverse culture which in my opinion is a huge plus. I honestly cannot imagine sending my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2014

Worst school E V E R !!!! Victims of bullying are expected to "mentor and redirect" while being physically assaulted. The only way to get justice is to file police reports and press charges - which I do NOT have time or energy for. One of the kids in my son's class sat around and ate his hand without even a pencil in front of him. NO homework. My son was bored out of his mind while fending off delinquents in class and the hallways. A lot of the students have electronic translators because they can't speak English well enough to even participate in class! Don't send your child here unless you can have them walk around with a guard dog.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

Clague has excellent and enthusiastic staff who care about the success of my children. It's a great school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

Clague teaching, policies, practices, and wonderful diversity have been superb in helping my 7th grader excel. Having considered a private school and chosen Clague instead, we've been happy about how Clague has supported him and some peers in moving quickly along in math classes, much higher than grade-level, Also, music department support for Solo and Ensemble preparation has been amazing. And, other specific teachers have been the best I've witnessed. I can't imagine that between Clague educational support and home, there would not be much difference from very expensive private school options. Great job, Clague!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I love Clague for the students, who are smart, diverse and dedicated; for the staff, who are also smart, diverse and dedicated; and for the parents, who do a great job of maintaining a strong sense of community at Clague!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Their special education teachers are tremendous and do so much with the peer mentoring programs!


Posted April 25, 2010

The staff is very dedicated to it's students and the school is a warm and welcoming place. Kids and teachers are very supportive of each other and there is a high standard put in place. I am a special education teacher and this year I have had the general education population welcome my kids and make them feel safe and like they are apart of the community. This has never happened before! There are some absolutely amazing students at Clague Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Clague is an amazing school with a very dedicated staff. With all the proposed funding cuts, they could really use the help to keep vital programs going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Teachers that are experts in their subjects, diverse student body that enhances the educational experience tremendously. Many countries from all over the world are represented at Clague!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Diversity, great staff, competitive curriculum, excellent opportunities for our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love Clague. It's friendly and the extracurriculars are amazing. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2010

I really love the staff. They are very welcoming. Test scores are the best!


Posted April 14, 2010

My family appreciates Clague Middle School's administration, teachers and staff because they make it a priority to create a healthy and nurturing environment for all students. THEY ARE THE BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Clague is the most supportive environment, for teachers and students, in Ann Arbor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Clague is the best middle school in Ann Arbor - a wonderful, safe and educationally challenging place ! We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Clague middle school is a crucible of diverse, unique, and talented students and teachers whose standards and achievement are among the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Many sports, music and environmental activities for my granddaughter


Posted September 15, 2009

Many of the kids and parents are achievement oriented. There are some really great teachers. The Academic Games team is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

Academically, it s a hit or miss with teachers, but overall, they lack manners. Fortunately, my daughter is a good student. Thus, we have only come to the school on a few occasions. The principal is a very nice but it is clear that he avoids any confrontation; which gives teachers more power than they know how to manage. Perhaps they should have a professional development day on, treat others the way you would like to be treated .
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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55%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 69%
Asian 30% 3%
African-American 13% 18%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2616 Nixon Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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